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Timothy Bussey

Timothy Bussey

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12 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, 80903



Tim Bussey is a long time prominent Colorado Springs litigation attorney known nationwide as a top litigator in the country. Mr. Bussey specializes in serious auto accident cases, criminal defense, and DUI defense. He has over 29 years of experience litigating cases throughout Colorado including courts-martial and federal cases. He is a former active duty Air Force Judge Advocate and former Deputy District Attorney in El Paso and Teller Counties. Mr. Bussey is a requested speaker teaching other lawyers from around the country at national seminars and was the first Colorado attorney to achieve the American Chemical Society Lawyer-Scientist designation.

Mr. Bussey continuously explores new strategic ground and is called upon by other lawyers when they need to learn innovative trial tactics and techniques. He has gained notoriety for exposing problems involving blood alcohol testing at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Crime Laboratory. This crime laboratory ceased blood alcohol testing in 2013. Prior to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory, Mr. Bussey exposed the Colorado Springs Metro Forensic Laboratory in Colorado Springs. His uncovering of laboratory errors was a key component to a decision by the United States Supreme Court in Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 131 S. Ct. 2705 (2011). Mr. Bussey is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has obtained seven figure resolutions for his clients on very serious personal injury cases.

Tim Bussey has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Attorney since 2007. He is the nationally published co-author of Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes, Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide DUI cases, Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, and Trends in DUI Discovery. He is also a co-author of the Colorado DUI Defense Manual. Mr. Bussey is a former board member of the DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association), a life member of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys), sustaining member and former Colorado State Delegate for the NCDD (National College of DUI Defense), a member of the CTLA (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association), a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and a faculty member of Trial Skills University.

His knowledge and skill have earned Mr. Bussey an AV rating, the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell’s peer review ratings process, a rating that shows a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. Mr. Bussey has been repeatedly listed in Colorado Super Lawyers and was again selected in 2021.